|Progression||V#-VI-VI#-VII-I (Chromatic Run)|
|Audio – Original|
|Audio – w. Chord Substitution|
|Passing Chord(s)||maj7, add5add9 (#5)(#9)|
|Position on the neck||Mid-neck (around 5th fret)|
The video below shows a fragment of the Tommy Emmanuel’s workshop on 6-23-10 in Paoli PA (posted by Youtube user swald175). Tommy speaks about famous jazz guitarist Ted Greene and his Chord Chemistry book. Tommy plays a chromatic run from V# up to I and shows how Ted substituted chords in that run in a quite impressive way.
Part 1. Original Chromatic Run, V# -> I
In the first part, Tommy uses C-shaped chords, so it’s not the easiest progression to play.
The audio player below plays midi version of the original run, that’s why it doesn’t sound like a guitar.
Part 2. Simplified Chromatic Run, V# -> I
Below is a simplified version of the same chromatic run. It uses A-shaped chords instead, so it’s a little bit easier to play, isn’t it?
Part 3. Run with Chord Substitution
And, finally, the version with substituted chords.
Resources (some links are affiliated links to the sellers of the corresponding products)
- Ted Greene’s book mentioned by Tommy: Chord Chemistry (Amazon.com). There are also several other excellent books by Ted Greene on Amazon.
- Ted Greene’s web site contains tons of information and lessons from the master: http://www.tedgreene.com
- For creating these tabs, I used Guitar Pro 6 (Amazon.com)
- The most well-designed software I’ve ever seen: Transcribe! (Win/Mac/Linux) for transcribing audio and video
- Tabs for Tommy Emmanuel's video about Ted Greene's chord substitution (925)